'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Recap: Joe Gorga Unleashes on Teresa Giudice

Teresa Giudice and Joe GorgaWhoa! It was the moment we'd been waiting for on this season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey -- for Joe Gorga and Teresa Giudice to finally come face to face. How it happened and what happened was most unexpected though ... and not pretty. It started with a little grunting and ended up with a high-intensity fight in the middle of the gym, peppered with plenty of profanity and some low blows.

In the middle of her workout, Teresa somehow recognized the grunts as her brother's and went over, like nothing had happened between them, making small talk and jokes. Joe wasn't having any of it. Throughout their whole feud he's been pretty restrained, watched his words, and hasn't really unleashed on Teresa. Tonight he unleashed on Teresa ... big time.

He started by accusing her of being obsessed with Melissa. Teresa scoffed at that, saying she looks right through her. Then they started throwing accusations at one another so fast and furious, it was difficult to keep up. One that seemed to really hurt Teresa was Joe saying she couldn't cook after Teresa said everyone knows Melissa lip synchs. That obviously stung, and strangely enough, she didn't deny that. 

Then he started attacking Joe Giudice. He said if he could change one thing, it would be that Teresa wouldn't have married him. So basically, they're now blaming each other's spouse for their problems. She called him "pussy whipped," and he implied that Joe Giudice is a crappy dad and father. "I don’t like 90 percent of the things it does," he said. "I can’t even call him a man."

Teresa then threw water at him, told him to go scratch, and stormed out. It was not pretty. Caroline Manzo, who hadn't even gotten wind of this encounter yet, accurately stated the obvious earlier in this episode: "This family is such a mess." Such a mess, I don't even have a side anymore.

We know the healing is coming, but it sure doesn't feel like it's going to be anytime soon. I'm not sure things can get much worse than they did tonight though ... well, unless Rosie Pierri gets involved. Man is she pissed.

Were you surprised to see Joe Gorga unleash on Teresa Giudice tonight? Did she deserve it?

 

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